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You Will Receive a Body.
You may like it or hate it, but it will be yours for as long as you live. How you take care of it or fail to take care of it can make an enormous difference in the quality of your life.

You Will Learn Lessons.
You are enrolled in a full-time, informal school called Life. Each day, you will be presented with opportunities to learn what you need to know. The lessons presented are often completely different from those you think you need.

There Are No Mistakes, Only Lessons.
Growth is a process of trial, error and experimentation. You can learn as much from failure as you can from success. Maybe more.

A Lesson is Repeated Until it is Learned.
A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it (as evidenced by a change in your attitude and ultimately your behavior) then you can go on to the next lesson.

Learning Lessons Does Not End.
There is no stage of life that does not contain some lessons. As long as you live there will be something more to learn.

There Is No Better Place Than Here.
When your there has become a here you will simply discover another there that will again look better than your here. Don’t be fooled by believing that the unattainable is better than what you have.

Others Are Merely Mirrors of You.
You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects something you love or hate about yourself. When tempted to criticize others, ask yourself why you feel so strongly.

What You Make of Your Life Is Up to You.
You have all the tools and resources you need. What you create with those tools and resources is up to you. Remember that through desire, goal setting and unflagging effort you can have anything you want. Persistence is the key to success.

The Answers Lie Inside of You.
The solutions to all of lifes problems lie within your grasp. All you need to do is ask, look, listen and trust yourself.

Rules of Being Human

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6 Comments

    • A Friend
    • Posted November 20, 2007 at 4:05 pm
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    we should all have a copy of the ‘rule book’ when we are born!

  1. indeed.
    are you sure law is the profession you want to be in?!

    • mtalib
    • Posted November 21, 2007 at 11:56 am
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    Why shouldn’t I be sure?

  2. Why isn’t this being taught in schools?

    • mtalib
    • Posted November 21, 2007 at 6:39 pm
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    Because the model of school system used in the western world essentially infantalises students, and this is that part of the truth of uncertainty and frailty that is the human condition that can’t be told to children, but we expect all adults to understand intuitively.

    Children must be told that mistakes are bad, that the most important thing to learn is the pointless book learning that they are being given in class at that very moment, that if they wait long enough (3pm) school the lesson will end and that the purpose of all this book learning is to satisfy some arbitrary external standard.

    Schools could never teach something like this.

    • ahrcanum
    • Posted January 29, 2009 at 8:43 am
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    rules are mean to be broken


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